A client today mentioned he was going to buy a new mig machine, and I commented that I had a nearly mint Airco PhaseArc 350, identical to the one on his shop floor, but I couldnt use it as I didnt have a big enough rotary converter .
To make a long story short..he has offered to buy me a brand new mig, and simply trade me for mine as he loves his existing machine and its powerful enough to do the big stuff he does, etc etc.
So...which do I go for? He mentioned being willing to spend around $1600, and he can get nearly wholesale pricing. Very old shop, very well known fellah.
Ive been browsing around the net at pricing..and the 251 comes in around $1700 (and I think he can beat that) or the 210 which is around $1300 or so.
To complicate things..as I mentioned earlier..I bought a used Miller30A spool gun, which appears to be set up for direct use/plug and play, with the 251, but not usable ? with the 210.
Or should I be looking at a Lincoln? If so..which one in that $1700 price range? The spool gun will need an expensive adapter at that point..so it goes on the back burner.
Gunner, somewhat of an advanced hobby welder/JOT
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